Alpha Box & Dice 'Rebel Rebel' Montepulciano 2016
Based in McLaren Vale, South Australia, Alpha Box & Dice are embarking on an Alphabet of Wine. Each 'letter' embodies an individual winemaking project, with the end goal being a complete collection of wines that celebrates the diverse styles and varieties found in South Australia's famous wine regions, including McLaren Vale, Adelaide Hills and Barossa Valley.
Since its beginning in 2008, AB&D has become a champion of South Australia's alternative – particularly Mediterranean – varieties, exhibiting innovation at every step of the process by bending traditional winemaking norms.
We all need rebels, outsiders who make our hearts race. Those that make us remember that life can be thrilling. They beckon us with the promise of adventure, that our hearts won’t allow. Live fast, drink young.
This wine is 100% Montepulciano from Kimbolton Vineyards in Langhorne Creek, Fluerieu Peninsula. With a color comparable to beetroot juice, or Cottees Red Cordial, it displays aromas of white pepper, guava, strawberries and cream on the nose. In the mouth, the wine unfolds aromas of ruby red grapefruit, blood orange, cranberry, mulberry and some cheeky, chalky tannins.
Pair with turkey, chicken, duck (turducken), pigeon, pork chops.